Executive MBA Dinner, New York City - SOLD OUT

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of New York City

Chicago Booth Alumni Relations

Chicago Booth Executive MBA Admissions Office

September 9, 2014: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Join us for an event exclusively for the Executive MBA community featuring, Cliff Asness, MBA '91, Ph.D. '94, Founding and Managing Principal of AQR Capital Management.


Sanctuary Hotel
132 West 47th Street
New York, New York

Event Details

  • Mike Gibbs, Clinical Professor of Economics & Faculty Director of the Executive MBA Program, will host a fireside chat with Cliff Asness
  • Find out what's new with Chicago Booth and the Executive MBA Program
  • Meet other Executive MBA alumni and strengthen the Chicago Booth brand in New York City
  • Welcome prospective students and share your experiences with them

This event is hosted by the Executive MBA Program, Alumni Relations and an alumni steering committee.


$50 for alumni, which includes drinks, dinner and dessert. 


6:30 PM-7:30 PM: Networking reception

7:30 PM-9:30 PM: Dinner and presentation

Speaker Profiles

Cliff Asness, MBA '91, Ph.D. '94 (Speaker)
Managing & Founding Principal, AQR Capital Management

Cliff is a Founder, Managing Principal and Chief Investment Officer at AQR Capital Management. He is an active researcher and has authored articles on a variety of financial topics for many publications, including The Journal of Portfolio Management, Financial Analysts Journal and The Journal of Finance. He has received three Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Awards for best paper in The Journal of Portfolio Management, in 2004, 2005 and 2014. Financial Analysts Journal has twice awarded him the Graham and Dodd Award for the year's best paper, as well as a Graham and Dodd Excellence Award, the award for the best perspectives piece, and the Graham and Dodd Readers' Choice Award. In 2006, CFA Institute presented Cliff with the James R. Vertin Award, which is periodically given to individuals who have produced a body of research notable for its relevance and enduring value to investment professionals. Prior to cofounding AQR Capital Management, he was a managing director and director of quantitative research for the Asset Management Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. He is on the editorial board of The Journal of Portfolio Management, the governing board of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Finance at NYU, the board of directors of the Q-Group and the board of the International Rescue Committee. Cliff received a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School and a B.S. in engineering from the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude in both. He received an M.B.A. with high honors and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Chicago, where he was Eugene Fama's student and teaching assistant for two years (so he still feels guilty when trying to beat the market).

Michael Gibbs, AB '84, AM '84, Ph.D. '89 (Speaker)
Clinical Professor of Economics; Faculty Director of the Executive MBA Program, Chicago Booth

Michael Gibbs studies the economics of human resources and organizational design. He is co-author (with Edward Lazear) of the leading textbook in his field, Personnel Economics in Practice. The 3rd edition and a Chinese translation will be published in 2015. Gibbs's research has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Accounting Review, and other journals. Professor Gibbs is a Research Fellow of the Center for the Study of Labor (IZA), the Institute for Compensation Studies, and is on the board of Huy Vietnam.

In 2007 Gibbs received the Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature from the American Accounting Association. He has received two Hillel Einhorn Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Gibbs earned an AB, AM and Ph.D. in economics all from the University of Chicago.

Patty Keegan (Speaker)
Associate Dean for Executive MBA & Global Integration, Chicago Booth


Eric Shea 
Sr. Associate Director, Alumni Relations

Other Information

The Alumni Steering Committee for this event includes: 

  • Seth Coppock, XP-80
  • Christopher Doroszczyk, XP-82
  • Arslan Hussain, XP-74
  • Hope Knight, XP-65
  • Nicola Koenig, EXP-18
  • Mark Konjevod, XP-76
  • Olivier Lefevre, EXP-15
  • Andrea Malagoli, XP-71
  • Tomoe Odahara, XP-73
  • Raj Patil, AXP-3
  • Andrew Peters, XP-80
  • Sharon van Zwieten, AXP-9